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The Centralian advocate Fri 11 Jan 2008



The Centralian advocate Fri 11 Jan 2008


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 61 no. 66

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10 Centralian Advocate, Friday, January 11, 2008 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 11 -J A N -2 00 8 PA G E : 10 C O L O R : C M Y K Alice Springs RREEPPTTIILLE RRTTNNEECC EE Thorny Devils Frill Neck Lizards Thorny Devils Frill Neck Lizards Huge Perente Goannas Large Pythons Huge Perente Goannas Large Pythons Fossil Cave Venomous Snakes Fossil Cave Venomous Snakes Terry the Saltwater Croc Terry the Saltwater Croc Daily Shows @ 11am, 1pm & 3.30pm Daily Shows @ 11am, 1pm & 3.30pm www.reptilecentre.com.auwww.reptilecentre.com.au 9 Stuart Terrace9 Stuart Terrace opposite the RFDS at the opposite the RFDS at the base of Billy Goat Hillbase of Billy Goat Hill Ph: (08) 8952 8900Ph: (08) 8952 8900 Fax (08) 8952 8700Fax (08) 8952 8700 The largest reptile display in the Northern Territory 4 2 2 8 0 5 /0 8 4 6 2 8 0 5 /0 8 FREE KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS Tuesday 15th & 22nd January starting at 3pm 20 fun kites to be made each day including assembly and painting your own design Confi rm your kite making before the dates or try your luck on the day. Ph: 8952 1649 Proudly Sponsored By: Warm Winds at the Alice Springs Youth Centre FREE KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS Get close to long-time Aussie HANDS-ON fun for all the family can be found at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre this summer. The best times to visit the centre are 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm daily, when handlers give talks about the reptiles on display. Next is handling time and everyone is invited to experience handling pythons and the many types of lizards that call the centre home. If feeling the smooth, powerful and surprisingly heavy olive python does not take your fancy, there is much more to experience at the reptile centre. Watch the magnificent perentie goannas as they bask in the sun. See the amazing thorny devils in action or, the ultimate thrill, meeting Terry a 3.3m saltwater crocodile. Underwater viewing allows visitors an intimate perspective of Terry. Terry surfaces for air about every 20 minutes a truly memorable experience. Of course, there are lots of snakes on display at the centre, including western and eastern browns and the most dangerous land snake in the world, the inland taipan. Children and adults alike are encouraged to look at the recently added fossil cave for a peek at what life was like millennia ago. The Alice Springs Reptile Centre is a great place for all the family to visit. It is open from 9.30am to 5pm daily including Sundays and public holidays. Phone 8952 8900 for more details. Plenty for youngsters of all ages to enjoy Childrens librarian John Chisholm helps Jessie Howard, 7, with her hero mask. A PLACE often overlooked as a venue for recreation and fun is the local library. The Alice Springs Public Library is bustling with young people and people young at heart and the staff say there is always room for more. Childrens librarian John Chisholm said a plethora of activities, planned and unplanned, were ready for children of all ages to participate in. The theme for the holidays is superheroes and there are lots of exciting activities to join this week children made and painted their own hero masks. Mr Chisholm said sometimes the staff spring a spontaneous activity and allow any children in the library to join in for free. Apart from the various activities, there is also a Summer Reading Club. On January 25 it will offer five to 16-year olds the chance to win prizes like a Nintendo DS or an iPod. Reading records can be picked up from the front desk and once 20 books have been marked off, a ticket is put in the draw. Dot painting classes, with international ly known art ists from Irrakerlantye Arts Centre, have also been planned. Mr Chisholm said: There will be improv workshops in the coming weeks, which will be great for older children too. The library has been really busy the last week or so its great to see so many people interested. Parents can come in to the front desk to pick up a program or they can leave their email address to be put on our mailing list. The mailing list is good because it gives people a chance to plan their childrens school holidays. The Alice Springs Public Library is open seven days a week. For more information call 8950 0555. Fun centre for everyone GET out of the heat and have fun in the summer holidays by heading to the Alice Springs Youth Centre. Lindsay Talbot, Nick Leedham and Connor Skoss enjoy joined in one of the many activities at the Alice Springs Youth Centre. The centre is a great place to hang out with friends, meet new people and have a good time without spending a lot of money. It is free place for any youth to drop in. Basketball, table tennis, a skate bowl and a trampoline are just some of the free activities available. Anyone wanting to join in the various martial arts, gymnastics, roller hockey, Warhammer or use the boxing and weight training facilities can become a member and then pay for each session. It is a great time for membership as it is the beginning of the year and for 2008 it will cost only $10 for students and $15 for adults. Why not play a 40c game of pool while watching a DVD on the new big-screen television in the cool, airconditioned centre? Alice Springs Youth Centre has a canteen serving both hot and cold food. The Warhammer 40K club is running throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays and invite gamers to join the fun. A free kite-making workshop will be held on January 15 and Tuesday January 22. Children of all ages should take advantage of the windy weather while they can and be part of the workshop. There will be 20 kites to make on each day. All facilities are available for hire, so anyone with an activity that needs a big space should give the centre a call. The Alice Springs Youth Centre Incorporated is open from Monday to Saturday from noon to 7pm. There are extended opening hours on Thursday and Friday when it is open until 9pm. It is located on Wills Terrace, near Anzac Hill, and is proudly supported by the NT Department of Sport and Recreation. A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature SCHOOLIES FEATURE

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